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Will 238th Street be the ass-end of the new mall?

Will 238th Street be the ass-end of the new mall?

The contractors of the new mall “Riverdale Crossing” didn’t shovel 238th Street all winter, and the area is covered in filth and graffiti. We know the traffic problems are going to be horrific, but we cannot let them treat us like the ass-end of this development. (Thanks to Dart Westphal for taking this beautiful pictures.) […]

Gas leak rattles Cannon Place

Gas leak rattles Cannon Place

Just a day after the deadly natural gas explosion in Harlem, residents of Cannon Place were rattled by a major gas leak that could be smelled all day, up and down the street where workers had unearthed the old gas main. Riverdale Press story is here.

Creating a Bridge to Re-Unite neighbors

Creating a Bridge to Re-Unite neighbors

Creating-a-Bridge-to-Re-Unite-Neighbors-3.29.14 The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and Bronx Community Board 8 invite you to join us for an event to highlight a broken link and a broken promise in Van Cortlandt Park: a Pedestrian Bridge over the Major Deegan to connect its eastern and western halves and connect the broken Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. […]

Van Cortlandt Village braces for DDC Cannon Place project

Van Cortlandt Village braces for DDC Cannon Place project

  Cannon Place and the surrounding area brace for at least 18 months of infrastructure work. Stay tuned for updates. See the Riverdale Press story here.

Time for Mr. Tenenbaum to Put 3344 Giles on the market!

Giles Place residents have long been concerned about the vacant house right at the intersection of Cannon Place. Staff at the Kingsbridge Heights Rehab Center (KHRCC) park their cars there, but the house sits empty. Today, Fort Independence Park Neighborhood Association wrote to the owners of the vacant house — CG Limited Partners, a corporation […]

Neighbors: we need your help protecting rezoned neighborhoods

As many of you know, we have been fighting over the fate of the lot at 3333 Giles for more than a decade. In 2004, through the help and hard work of Community Board 8, parts of Van Cortlandt Village (including this lot) were rezoned to permit only detached 2-family homes. It was widely recognized […]

Progress at Bailey Place Greenstreet

Progress at Bailey Place Greenstreet

Bob Drake, who’s been monitoring the construction closely, sent this recent photo of the project. You can see the new walkway on the left, and Bob reports that the trough runs all the way to the top.  

Park Clean-up at Fort Four/ Come stake a garden plot!

The Kingsbridge Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association is sponsoring a Park Clean- up on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 11 AM to 4 PM at Fort Four Park Playground at Sedgwick and Reservoir Avenues, Bronx, NY. The purpose of the event is to clean and revitalize the park and involve the community in a fun day […]

Immense diversity of plants in Van Cortlandt Park, Professor Finds

The latest Lehman College magazine includes an article on Professor Jack Henning’s research on plant life in Van Cortlandt Park – “Four Year Survey of Plants In Van Cortlandt”    

Wondering about impact of new Riverdale Crossing Mall?

The Community Board 8 Traffic and Transportation Committee will hold a meeting about the development on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the Manhattan College Engineering Building, on Corlear Avenue and 238th Street. At this website, you can see some drawings and layouts of the mall, which is already under construction. http://www.riverdale-crossing.com/ This […]

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